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Supply Chain Transparency

  APPROACH

Our view of sustainability is not limited simply to the physical materials used to make products. Rather, a sustainable approach to business needs to include the impact of the production process - both the human and environmental toll.
 
We think simple is best, so we have three overarching principles to guide us:
  1. Keep the supply chain short. This allows us to better know where our materials come from;
  2. Use our influence to support women- and minority-owned suppliers;
  3. Work with people who share our values.

  SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

We believe that surrounding ourselves with a diverse range of people is not only enriching for the soul, but is simply good business.

Supply chains offer a unique opportunity and means for companies to empower traditionally disadvantaged groups such as women and minority groups who have so much to offer. Even as a small brand, we believe that how and with whom we spend our money has a meaningful impact.

We define a “diverse supplier” as a company / traders owned and managed at least 51% by a non-white minority, a disabled person or a woman.

We are extremely cognisant of systemic prejudices (race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic minority) and are committed to inclusive sourcing

In January 2021, LUXTRA started tracking the diversity of ownership amongst our top 20 suppliers. The results and our goals over the coming years are outlined below.

 

In 2020, 27.4% of LUXTRA's spending amongst its top 20 suppliers was allocated to businesses owned by women or minority groups. Our goal is to increase this figure yearly, our targets being:

2021: 30%

2022: 33%

2023: 37%

2030: 55%

In order to achieve these targets, we have introduced a supplier screening survey to select vendors and increase the number of minority- and women-owned partners.

We will publish our progress on a yearly basis.

 

 

In 2021, 21.1% of LUXTRA's spending amongst its top 20 suppliers was allocated to businesses owned by women or minority groups. We fell short of our 2021 goal by 9%. Part of the explanation is that 2021 we invested heavily in stock (non-female owned businesses), pushing our

On the other hand, we spent 56% more with female-owned businesses than we did in 2020.

 

2021: 30%

2022: 33%

2023: 37%

2030: 55%

In order to achieve these targets, we have introduced a supplier screening survey to select vendors and increase the number of minority- and women-owned partners.

We will publish our progress on a yearly basis.

 

  MANUFACTURING

  Cristian SPA

Our products are made in Florence by, Cristian SRL (website in Italian only). Cristian is a family business founded in 1970, by the Cesari and Masi families. To this day the company is run by Paolo Cesari along with sister and brother team, Natascia and Matteo Masi.

LUXTRA has worked with Cristian - an industry leader in manufacturing handbags and small fashion accessories such as wallets - since 2017, when we first began to develop our products. We found Cristian to be very receptive of the "new fangled" materials (such as Piñatex and AppleSkin) that we brought to them, which at the time were not well known - let alone respected! - in the manufacturing industry.

We continue to be impressed by Cristian's impeccable quality, environmental sensitivity, willingness to work with innovative new eco-friendly (if sometimes difficult!) materials and their overall anti-waste ethos.

Cristian is located in close proximity to key LUXTRA suppliers, such as Mabel SRL who produce our AppleSkin material, which again helps to minimise our company's carbon footprint.

 

Brother and sister team, Matteo Masi (left) and Natasica Masi (right) along with Paolo Cesari (centre)

  Civico 30

We began working with Civico 30 in 2021. The company produces our smaller accessories, such as our mens billfold wallets.

Founded in 1968 by Giorgio Salvini, the company has over 40 years of experience manufacturing accessories and leather-goods. Giorgio's niece, Angela Salvini, has carried on the business and is now running it in turn with her own daughter, Rachele Ulivelli.

Like Cristian SRL, Civico 30 is also located in close proximity to our key raw materials suppliers.